Patent Awarded: Wireless Emergency Reporting System Patent

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were awarded U.S. Patent # 8,045,954 – Wireless Emergency-Reporting System – Bidirectional location-based multimedia messaging system.  Issued October 11, 2011, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For more information, contact Sean Barbeau, Ph.D.  

Patent Awarded: Optimizing Performance of Location-Aware Applications Using State Machines Patent

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were awarded U.S. Patent # 8,036,679 – Optimizing performance of location-aware applications using state machines – Dynamically adjusts GPS sampling rates to allow high resolution tracking while moving and conservation of battery energy when  stopped.  Issued October 11, 2011, U.S. Patent…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Flooded Bus Barns and Buckled Rails – Public Transportation and Climate Change Adaptation

September 22, 2011 More intense rain storms flood bus facilities and subway tunnels while heat waves buckle tracks, stress materials, and threaten customer and worker health. These impacts from a changing climate threaten state of good repair efforts, safety, and mobility. Participate in this webcast to learn about current and projected impacts of climate change…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Motorcycle Crash Hot Spot Analysis for Ten High Priority Florida Counties

September 8, 2011 Florida’s growing population and popularity with motorcycle enthusiasts makes motorcycle safety an important issue. The number of motorcycle crashes, fatalities, and injuries in the United States has increased in recent years, and Florida has shown the same trend. The number of motorcycle crashes and injuries in Florida more than doubled between the…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Planning for Changing Travel Behavior

August 25, 2011 The complexity of transportation decision making results from applying holistic thinking to transportation planning. Environment, health, safety, mobility, accessibility, equity, climate change, employment, economic competitiveness, image, land use, and choice are all factors at play in transportation planning. The contentiousness of transportation decision making derives from these often being partisan issues While…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Transit Technician Certification – Leveraging Technology for State of the Art Training

August 11, 2011 This webcast highlights exciting new technologies being used to deliver state of the art training for transit technicians. This session explores 3D distance learning platforms, on the job training techniques, and Virtual Hands-On-Training. Attendees will learn how to design training program around established DOE curriculum framework, develop stakeholder relationships and commitments to…